The Circle is Swedish young adult book written by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren. The book is about 6 teenagers who discover that they are the chosen one who are supposed to stop the apocalypse. They find out that they are witches and each of them has special powers that they need to save the world. Firstly they need to figure out what their powers are and try to get along since some of the chosen ones even are enemies. They get help by some other characters in the book who tries to tell them what to do, how to keep their identities as witches hidden, their relationships with each other hidden and they help them figure out who’s evil.
The Circle captures your attention by killing a character in the first chapter and the authors does an excellent job trying to keep you from stopping to read it. The book switches between the different characters point of view and it’s quite interesting to see everyone’s thoughts and it’s also very important for the storyline itself.
The book was released in English this June this year in Brittan and other English speaking countries. This book is the first one in a trilogy and it has received many awards in Sweden and I think it’s also set to be a movie.
It’s one of the best books I have red in a while and I would highly recommend it, especially to give to teens for school assignment’s and such since that’s how I discovered it.
I would definitely rate this book 9 / 10 and I’m looking forward to reading the sequels.